"the U.K., at 23rd, ranked in the bottom half of the full democracies."<quoted text>Sweden Is Top Democracy; Italy `Flawed,' Study Shows
Sweden is the world's most democratic state while Italy, a member of the Group of Seven industrialized nations, ranks as a ``flawed'' democracy and fails to make the top category of countries, the Economist said.
Countries are split into four regime types determined by their democratic credentials, according to a list published in the Economist's ``The World In 2007'' report. The classifications are: full democracies, flawed democracies, hybrid regimes and authoritarian regimes. The U.S., at 17th, and the U.K., at 23rd, ranked in the bottom half of the full democracies.
Interesting, yet according to Barefoot's black-or-white logic, because we have a monarch we do not qualify as a democracy.
Just like since Einstein was a man, he was not a German.